HTML5 Live New York City, NY November 1, 2011

Christian Heilmann, Developer Evangelist, Mozilla

Christian Heilmann

Biography: Christian Heilmann

Christian Heilmann is a geek and hacker by heart. He’s been a professional web developer for about eleven years and worked his way through several agencies up to Yahoo where he delivered Yahoo Maps Europe and Yahoo Answers.

He’s written two and contributed to three books on JavaScript, web development and accessibility, lead distributed teams as a manager and made them work with one another and released dozens of online articles and hundreds of blog posts in the last few years.

He’s been nominated standards champion of the year 2008 by .net magazine in the UK and currently sports the fashionable job title “International Developer Evangelist” spending his time going from conference to conference and university to university to speak and train people on systems provided by Yahoo and other web companies that want to make this web thing work well for everybody.

Presentation: Rocking the boat - and causing a ripple

Track: Developer Track / Time: Tuesday 13:30 - 14:20 / Location: Room 1

HTML5 causes an amazing excitement around the developer scene and we are pushing the open technologies of the web far beyond we ever imagined. The only thing that really holds us back is adoption of new browsers and the unanswered question on how to deal with legacy browsers and systems. In this talk Chris Heilmanns shows what HTML5 can do for us as an application platform and what we can do to make sure that we don't leave people behind. With great power comes great responsibility and it is up to us to embrace progress and build things that work at the same time. We can't do that if we assume a perfect audience or advocate things that can not be used in real products.